Meet Ivy Style reader and Facebook group member TJ Aguilar, and have a look at his outfit. The first thing you’ll notice is the strong sense of whimsy: lobster-emblazoned sneakers, madras belt, collegiate crest tie given to him by a friend.
Now for his serious side: Aguilar is a sergeant in the Tulsa County Sheriff Department, a pretty tough job and certainly one that’s located far from lobsters in their natural habitat. “I’m a sucker for critter anything!” says Sergeant TJ.
Here’s more from the becrittered gentleman, who originally hails from the Philippines:
I teach Cultural Diversity for the agency and soon other agencies throughout the state. I get invited to teach at local colleges and we go throughout the community and engage with the public regarding Cultural Diversity in Law enforcement, a very hot topic right now. About the outfits, I get a lot of hell from other officers. Most of them wear uniforms and when they wear civies, most wear tight muscle t-shirts. Student-wise, I get a lot of complements. l’m present at my kids’ high school and they have copied some of our style. My 16-year-old twin sons have become somewhat of trendsetters. They borrow a lot of my clothes. But I still can’t get them to wear tweeds for now. Someday they will.
And here are a few more shots of Sergeant TJ. — CC